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Group picture of Bakers within the Tent (L to R) (again) Sandro, William, Abdul, Carol, Maisam, Syabira, Maxy (entrance) James Rebs Janusz, Daybreak, Kevin on The Nice British Baking Present on Netflix.

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Group picture of Bakers within the Tent (L to R) (again) Sandro, William, Abdul, Carol, Maisam, Syabira, Maxy (entrance) James Rebs Janusz, Daybreak, Kevin on The Nice British Baking Present on Netflix.

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This week, Twitch made some controversial strikes, the plot thickened in an elite chess dishonest scandal, and Idris Elba will in all probability not play James Bond, sadly.

Here is what the NPR’s Pop Tradition Completely satisfied Hour crew was listening to — and what you must try this weekend.



There’s a present on HBO Max referred to as Business that simply wrapped Season 2, which I completely love. I believe it is implausible, and I believe one of many issues that I get pleasure from lots about it’s it is displaying younger folks to start with of their profession sort of happening a journey and the whole lot that comes with that.

However it’s set within the finance business, and me, who’s decidedly not a finance bro, actually enjoys seeing the high-intensity finance scenes the place traces like this are mentioned: “How a lot Rycan is on the market available in the market? No thought. We’ll should test the free stream. Supply it. Purchase it. I do not want a value.”

And I am sitting on my sofa like, “Nah, the again finish’s going to be killer. You need to cease out as quickly as potential,” like I do know what I am speaking about. It is actually thrilling. — Ronald Younger Jr.

George Clooney and Julia Roberts’ 2014 interview for Vainness Honest

Just lately, a clip, resurfaced from 2014 of George Clooney and Julia Roberts giving an impossibly cute, horny, and superb interview to Vainness Honest, went round on Twitter.

That is in anticipation, I believe, partially as a result of they’ve a brand new film popping out, a rom com, which I am very excited to see referred to as Ticket to Paradise.

On this clip, George Clooney is prompted by the interviewer. You understand, like, “What’s the very first thing you consider if you say Julia Roberts,” and so they’re each simply being so charming. Simply take heed to them and listen to Julia Roberts’ infectious snigger that everyone knows and love.

The total on chemistry, the vibes, the outdated Hollywood really feel jogged my memory of the ’90s and the early aughts in the easiest way potential. — Aisha Harris

Music for Animals and Ambient Music for Watering Crops

I have been swimming in a three-hour album by the German composer Nils Frahm, who’s a pianist and multi-instrumentalist, and he is received this new album referred to as Music for Animals. It is his pandemic mission.

The title Music for Animals is a reference to the truth that animals appear to love it. It is not engineered to be appreciated by animals, however I examined it on my cat Bashi and he appeared to sleep comfortably. Properly, he was sleeping comfortably earlier than I pressed play, nevertheless it appeared to work superbly for him.

Here is one of many singles, the 27 minutes on “Briefly”.


This Music for Animals document jogged my memory to revisit a bit of music from this previous Could from a musician from Virginia who goes by the identify Previous Palms. He makes a speciality of ambient music for watering vegetation, as evidenced by the title of his newest EP, Ambient Music for Watering Crops.


I am simply going to take his phrase for it that that is precisely the piece of music you’ll want to take heed to if you’re watering your vegetation. — Stephen Thompson

The Nice British Baking Present


I’m all the time stunned how pleased I’m when the Nice British Baking Present returns to Netflix. Do I find it irresistible as a lot as I did when it was Mary Berry and it was run by the BBC? No. Do I really like Matt Lucas as a bunch? No. Am I utterly pleased about all of the adjustments that they’ve made? No.

Nonetheless, I’m all the time so pleased when it comes again and as quickly as I see folks in that tent baking stuff – struggling, sizzling folks, outdated folks, beautiful folks with nice senses of humor – making all totally different sorts of meals. I’m all the time so excited to see it.

We are actually getting it very a lot concurrently it airs within the UK. It is like a day later, however you’ve got a a lot decrease probability of being spoiled about the whole lot. You understand, hit up your Netflix, watch some baking, be taught to make some stuff. New season. — Linda Holmes

Extra suggestions from the Pop Tradition Completely satisfied Hour e-newsletter

by Linda Holmes

The Discovery+ documentary Batali: The Fall of a Celebrity Chef is ably made and raises some enormously vital questions on sexual harassment and misconduct within the restaurant business (and elsewhere). It does elevate the query of how to verify movies like this stay constructive and respectful and do not merely gawk at terrible tales, however for probably the most half, this one stays on the best facet, I believe.

A story from Bob Mondello kicked off an NPR collection about regional theater this week. Give it a hear — and keep tuned for extra.

NPR’s Jeevika Verma lined Saeed Jones’ new poetry assortment, Alive on the Finish of the World.

NPR’s Maison Tran tailored the Pop Tradition Completely satisfied Hour section “What’s Making Us Completely satisfied” right into a digital web page. In the event you like these solutions, contemplate signing up for our e-newsletter to get suggestions each week. And take heed to Pop Tradition Completely satisfied Hour on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


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